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Environmental Planners

Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for urban and regional planners will grow 11 percent through 2028, or much faster the average for all careers. State and local governments will need to provide more public services such as regulation of the environment, commercial development, transportation, housing, and land use for the growing population. Local governments employ about 71 percent of all urban and regional planners, and strong growth is expected in this area. Fast-growing communities will have the strongest demand for planners.

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